Nine kidnappers arrested in Ekiti


The Ekiti State Police Command has apprehended nine alleged kidnappers in Ado-Ago Ekiti’s Aduloju neighborhood.

ASP Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokeswoman, confirmed this in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti.

According to Abutu, the achievement was part of the command’s continuous strategic efforts to clear the state of criminal groups.

Following an intelligence report, operatives in the command aggressively bombed the enormous woodland in Ago Aduloju region of Ado-Ekiti, considered to be a haven for bandits in the state, he added.

According to Abutu, the hoodlums assaulted the agents with hazardous weapons, inflicting significant injuries on one of the operators.

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“Following intelligence-led surveillance activities, the command operatives on April 29, at about 13:00hrs, bombarded Ago Aduloju Forest, Ado-Ekiti.

“During the operation, 9 suspects, namely- Hassan Mesaje, Dagogo Nadahi, Saidi Laun, Abubakar Usman, Lawal Abdullahi, Usman Ibrahim, Idris Ahmed, Usman Abubakar and Dahiru Adamu were arrested while others took to their heels.

The Ekiti Commissioner of Police, CP Moronkeji Adesina, assured residents of the state that the force would not relent in its fight against crimes and criminalities.

“It also seeks the support and cooperation of all and sundry through the provision of timely and useful information to the police, adding that the suspects arrested would be made to face the wrath of the law,” Abutu added.